Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0944. அற்றது அறிந்து கடைப்பிடித்து

0944. Atrathu Arindhu Kadaippidiththu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    மருந்து (Marundhu)
  • குறள்
    அற்றது அறிந்து கடைப்பிடித்து மாறல்ல
    துய்க்க துவரப் பசித்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    முன் உண்ணப்பட்ட உணவு செரித்ததனை அறிந்து, தன் உடம்போடு மாறுபடாத உணவுகளைத் தெளிவாக அறிந்து நன்றாகப் பசித்தபின் உண்ணுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Knowing the food digested well, when hunger prompteth thee,
    With constant care, the viands choose that well agree.
  • Meaning
    (First) assure yourself that your food has been digested and never fail to eat, when very hungry, whatever is not disagreeable (to you).


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